2016 represented the 75th year honoring outstanding Fathers. The National event was held on June 14th at the Marriott Marquis and featured memorabilia from as early as the 1940's. Photos, program journals, tape recordings from prominent honors, and video from more recent events were incorporated into the program and displayed at the general reception. Click here for more about the 75th Anniversary.
Gary Aurin was honored as the 2017 "All Star" Dad.
Gary Aurin is the father of 12-year-old twin boys Kyle and Brett.
Gary has worked for 24 years as an R&E Manager at Halyard Health Corporation in Irvine, California, designing infusion pumps for drug delivery and non-narcotic pain relief.
He attended high school in St. Louis before earning his Industrial Engineering degree at Iowa State University and his MBA at the University of Iowa.
Gary and his wife, Trina Klossing-Aurin, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
His greatest joy is spending time with his children and supporting their development as they grow from boys into young men.
Gary is very proud of his sons and truly honored to be this year's Ashok C. Sani "All-Star" Dad.
The Father's Day/Mother's Day Council, Inc. has chosen to benefit two outstanding national charities for 2017. The National "Father of the Year" awards program and "Outstanding Mother Awards" program, based in New York, will benefit Save the Children. The regional Father's Day Council organization will support the American Diabetes Association with its "Father of the Year" Awards program.
The Regional Awards program raised over $2,500,000 in 2017 Father of the Year galas throughout the United States. We are proud to say that during the last 14 years the regional programs have raised more than $50 million to benefit our charity partnerships.
Contact the Father's Day/Mother's Day Council or our Partners below to see how you can contribute and be a part of the program.